Playhouse production

Lord of the Flies

18 Mar – 8 Apr 2023

  • Venue
  • Running time
    2hrs 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
  • Age guidance
  • Content Advisories
  • Group bookings

Arrive. Divide. Hunt. Survive.

In the midst of a raging war, a group of British school children are left stranded after surviving a devastating plane crash. Ralph is voted the leader over outcast Piggy and rule-breaking Jack. As tensions rise and the hunger for power grows, the group divide and become wildly out of control.

Left to fend for themselves, the children are tested to their limits as they struggle for survival in their new and mysterious surroundings.

Directed by Amy Leach (Macbeth, Oliver Twist, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet), this must-see production will be a modern staging of William Golding’s menacing 20th century classic with creative audio description* available at every performance.

William Golding‘s Lord of the Flies adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams. A Leeds Playhouse and Belgrade Theatre Coventry co-production presented in association with Rose Theatre.

Aged 18 – 29? Get discounted tickets for selected performances as part of our FREE Under 30s Membership. Find out more and sign up here.

Audio description

  • Audio description sets are available from the Box Office
  • The audio description headsets have a standard headphone socket. You’re welcome to use your own earphones or borrow some from our Box Office
  • They use radio transmission, rather than infrared, for a better experience
  • Please note, wireless/Bluetooth headphones are currently not supported by this system

Scroll down the page to listen to the Lord of the Flies audio flyer and audio description introduction notes.

For help or more information, please contact our Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or email 



Workshops and education resources

Explore the Island Workshop
Join us for a thorough exploration of some of the themes of the novel (and play) including mob mentality, loss of innocence and savagery versus civility. Using our new production, drama approaches and key quotes, this workshop will help your students’ understanding of this vital exam text.

Suitable for: KS3 + KS4
Duration: 90 mins
Cost: £150 + VAT

Actor Q&A
Book a Zoom Q&A with some of the cast from Lord of the Flies to hear all about the life of an actor, the rehearsal room process, and the adaptation of a British classic.

Suitable for: KS3 + KS4
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: £25 + VAT

For more information or to book a workshop please email

Our Creative Education team are creating a range of education resources to enhance student’s experience when coming to see the show include:

  • Series of short insight videos
  • Digital Designer’s Sketchbook

You can see an example of our previous education resources for our production of Macbeth (2022) here

For more information please email


Jason Battersby (He/Him)


John Carter (They/Him)


Jason Connor (He/Him)


Patrick Dineen (He/Him)


Justice Ezi (He/Him)


Adam Fenton (He/They)


Angela Jones (She/Her)

Ralph (Understudy & Tour)

Nate Leung (He/Him)


Sade Malone (She/Her)


Aki Nakagawa (She/Her)


Ciaran O’Breen (He/Him)


View All


William Golding


Amy Leach (She/Her)

Deputy Artistic Director

Max Johns (He/They)

Set and Costume Designer

Chris Davey (He/Him)

Lighting Designer

John Biddle (He/Him)

Sound Designer and Composer

Lucy Casson (She/Her)

Casting Director

Kate Waters (She/Her)

Fight Director

Natasha Harrison (She/Her)

Movement Director

Kyle O’Gara (He/Him)

Associate Fight Director

Stephen Collins (He/Him)

Deaf Creative Consultant

Sarah Cox (She/Her)

Lead British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter

View All

Audio flyer


Audio description introduction notes


Eat & drink

Whilst you’re here

Whether it’s a catch up, pre-show meal or post-show drink, we’ve got you covered.


    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell